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50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago: First Beatles Album Released

50 Years Ago: First Beatles Album Released

The Beatles continued their participation in the Tommy Roe & Chris Montez tour during the week of March 18, 1963.

50 Years Ago: Beatles on Tour with Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

50 Years Ago: Beatles on Tour with Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

On Tuesday, March 12, 1963, the Roe/Montez tour resumed with a show at the Granada Cinema in Bedford.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Record From Me To You

50 Years Ago: Beatles Record From Me To You

On Tuesday, March 5, 1963, the Beatles recorded their third single at Abbey Road Studios.

50 Years Ago: George Martin Prepares Album; Beatles Resume Helen Shapiro Tour

50 Years Ago: George Martin Prepares Album; Beatles Resume Helen Shapiro Tour

The Beatles hard work, consisting on television, radio and concert appearances, was beginning to pay off.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Continue Promoting 2nd Single

50 Years Ago: Beatles Continue Promoting 2nd Single

The Beatles hard work, consisting on television, radio and concert appearances, was beginning to pay off.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Record First Album

50 Years Ago: Beatles Record First Album

After playing their last lunchtime concert at the Cavern on Monday, February 4, 1963, the Beatles were back on the road with the Helen Shapiro national tour.

50 Years Ago: Please Please Me Single Released in America

50 Years Ago: Please Please Me Single Released in America

After playing their last lunchtime concert at the Cavern on Monday, February 4, 1963, the Beatles were back on the road with the Helen Shapiro national tour.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Gearing Up for First National Tour

50 Years Ago: Beatles Gearing Up for First National Tour

The Beatles started the week of January 28, 1963, with a Monday evening concert at the Majestic Ballroom in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Promote Please Please Me Single

50 Years Ago: Beatles Promote Please Please Me Single

Vee-Jay Records was promoting Please Please Me.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Promote Please Please Me Single

50 Years Ago: Beatles Promote Please Please Me Single

In America, Vee-Jay Records was preparing Please Please Me and Ask Me Why for single release.

50 Years Ago: Beatles in Scotland

50 Years Ago: Beatles in Scotland

The Beatles began 1963 with a tour of Scotland.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Ring in New Year in Hamburg

50 Years Ago: Beatles Ring in New Year in Hamburg

The Beatles celebrated the start of 1963 with a New Year’s Eve concert at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany.

50 Years Ago: Beatles spend Christmas in Hamburg

50 Years Ago: Beatles spend Christmas in Hamburg

The Beatles were in Hamburg, Germany, playing their final appearances at the Star Club.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Leave for Final Hamburg Club Dates

50 Years Ago: Beatles Leave for Final Hamburg Club Dates

On December 18, 1962, the Beatles headed back to Hamburg for a two-week engagement at the Star-Club.

50 Years Ago: Beatles Top Mersey Beat Poll Again

50 Years Ago: Beatles Top Mersey Beat Poll Again

For the second year in a row, the Beatles were at the top of the Mersey Beat popularity poll.

50 Years Ago: A Rare Beatles Stage Show Flop

50 Years Ago: A Rare Beatles Stage Show Flop

The Beatles passed on their usual Cavern Club Sunday night show to appear on a multi-artist bill at the Embassy Cinema.

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record their Second Single

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Record their Second Single

Please Please Me is an exciting rocker propelled by superb drumming from Ringo.

50 Years Ago: Another full week of concert appearances for the Beatles

50 Years Ago: Another full week of concert appearances for the Beatles

The third full week of November 1962 was another full week of concert appearances for the Beatles.

50 years ago: The Beatles and James Bond

50 years ago: The Beatles and James Bond

The first James Bond film made its world-wide premier in London on October 5, 1962, the same day that the first Beatles single, “Love Me Do,” was released!

50 Years Ago: Beatles leave for Hamburg

50 Years Ago: Beatles leave for Hamburg

Today’s trivia is related to the Beatles October 1962 appearance at the Star-Club and their friendship with the organist in Little Richard’s band.